While the statement “talking isn’t training” might be obvious to many who teach as part of their work role, you’d be surprised how many agree with this statement, yet, still talk ‘at’ their students!
Sure talking is fine if your students understand the terminology and context of the training material, or already have some familiarity with what is being shared.
But in the case of teaching a senior citizen, for example, how to make a call on a smartphone that they have never used before, a visual demonstration or video might be a more effective method than talking alone.
Video isn’t always the answer, but for some it can be an effective supplement or follow-up to a hands-on demonstration.
Seems obvious right, but during the next week pay attention to the many opportunities you see where video could quickly communicate far more effectively that words alone – let me know what you see.
And, if you’d like help getting your video training project started, let me know 🙂
At the beginning of today’s recording, I share a little background and context and reflect on recent outpourings, starting with the Lord’s prayer:
Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come. Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
Thy kingdom come…
The Kingdom is already here, now!!!!!
However if you are looking for the Kingdom with you physical eyes, you will never see it. Remember Jesus say “The Father is seeking those who worship Him in Spirit and Truth”?
Years ago, when our family first purchased iPhones, I started exploring voice recorder applications to replace my use of separate devices (like Olympus WS-110). I started using Griffin iTalk initially, but when I started having some reliability issues late last year, which I’m sure they have resolved by now, I moved to Alon Software’s Dictaphone and my favorite, DropVox .
A month ago, I started talking to fellow Fizzler David Bilbrey, who, like me, enjoys listening to podcasts. When we met recently we talked about starting a regular discussion about Permaculture, Sacred Economics, photography, coaching and accountability, but do all this as a live recording for later reflection, editing and publishing.
So I was showing David yesterday about DropVox and decided to make this quick video to demonstrate the workflow I use from my iPhone, through to DropBox then to titling in iTunes before publishing on Podbean. Enjoy!
Mentioned in this video:
Griffin iTalk Premium
DropVox / DropBox
Reflector to mirror image from iPhone to Macbook
Snagit for screen recording
Podbean for free/limited podcasting
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David Bilbrey, Permaculture Design Certified, @ EcoThinkIt.com
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